This summer and fall, The Woodstock Inn & Resort is partnering with two renowned local organizations, the Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences (VINS) and King Arthur Flour to provide hands-on exploration for nature lovers and bakers.
President and General Manager Werner Graef linked the new partnerships to the growing trend of experiential travel, a cornerstone of the Woodstock Inn and Resort since its inception in 1793, and supported by a travel trends report in April of this year by Forbes magazine. Indicating travelers are looking for both active vacations and cooking and culinary programs, the report stated, “…travelers are seeking out ways to stay active and healthy on the road, carving out time for bike rides, hiking, and water sports. A cooking class can reflect the spirit of a place that you can recreate yourself when you get home.”
Skilled craftsman at King Arthur Flour offer tips and techniques to visitors with more than 20 classes and demonstrations a month at The Baking Education Center. Guests can fulfill their desires to be a top pastry chef or learn the basics. The facility is located in Norwich, Vermont just 20 minutes from The Inn.
The package includes:
- One night accommodation for two (weekends may require two night minimum)
- Country breakfast in the Red Rooster restaurant
- Choice of a three or four hour baking class at the King Arthur Flour Baking Education Center
- Midweek and weekend classes are available. Calendar of classes can be found at www.kingarthurflour.com/baking/baking-education-center-calendar
Rates start at $397 per room, based on double occupancy excluding applicable taxes, gratuities, and resort fee.
Guests of Woodstock Inn can explore nature at its finest with an outdoor adventure with a guided hike from VINS. The Inn will supply the luxury and VINS will supply the adventure.
The adventure includes:
- Two nights accommodations for two
- A complete country breakfast daily
- A Saturday afternoon guided group hiking tour on Mt. Tom
- A Wine & Dine Saturday evening at The Inn’s Red Rooster restaurant and discussion of the hike with the guide and other guests.
Dates available in 2012: July 6 – 8, August 3 – 5, September 7 – 9 and October 12 – 14.
Rates start at $802 per room, based on double occupancy excluding applicable taxes, gratuities, and resort fee.
While staying at the Woodstock Inn & Resort visitors can enjoy resort amenities including a 10,000 square-foot LEED-certified spa, offering a nature-inspired ambiance featuring nourishing treatments with organic products. The Racquet & Fitness Club is a complete facility with indoor and outdoor tennis courts, racquetball courts, a 30-by-60 foot indoor lap pool, a whirlpool, workout equipment and steam and sauna rooms.
For those seeking outdoor activities a visit isn’t complete without a round of golf at the 18-hole golf course designed by legendary course architect, Robert Trent Jones, Sr. or a dip in the outdoor pool. Dining options include The Red Rooster, the resort’s award-winning fine dining restaurant which emphasizes a menu using fresh, local ingredients sourced from the best purveyors in New England and Richardson’s Tavern which offers a cozy old-world atmosphere with an extensive dinner menu and full bar.
About The Woodstock Inn & Resort
Located in idyllic Woodstock, Vermont, The Woodstock Inn & Resort defines country sophistication in one of New England’s most charming and popular year-round vacation destinations. The 142-room, AAA Four Diamond Resort and member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, offers award-winning dining in two restaurants, ranked among the finest in New England. The Woodstock Inn & Resort is owned and operated by The Woodstock Foundation, Inc. Proceeds from Resort operations support The Woodstock Foundation and Billings Farm & Museum education and conservation programs.
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